- an alternation in a linguistic form due to the influence of a related form, as the replacement in English of earlier femelle with female through the influence of male.
- the process of forming blends.Compare blend(def 9).
Origin of contamination
Related formsnon·con·tam·i·na·tion, nounre·con·tam·i·na·tion, nounself-con·tam·i·na·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for contamination
There is one theory that they were both exposed by a Liberian worker in the contamination crew who fell ill.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There has been a lot of concern about contamination of the evidence at the site.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contamination must be proven with certainty not supposition.Italian Court Explains Why It Overturned Amanda Knox’s Acquittal|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The contamination was ultimately traced back to a scrub technician named Kristen Parker.Doctor Accused of Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C Breaks Silence|Carol McKinley|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So contamination sometimes has more to do with the kitchen or restaurant it came from then the food itself.
Impure water is a common source of the contamination of milk in such places.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
On the surface it appeared an excellent method of ridding a country of the contamination of heresy.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
The kind of bedding used in the stalls may have a marked influence on the contamination coming from the animal.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
At all events she would be spared the contamination of the factory.The Downfall|Emile Zola
It is obvious that the effect would fail if the contamination of the surface had proceeded too far previously to the collision.